Just another bike commuter

Your feel-good link of the day. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin newspaper Leader-Telegram give us a story about Tom Arneberg. Tom had been doing his short commute to work by bicycle for 22 years. But when his job was relocated to 16 miles away, things could have been disastrous.

Could have been…

Although a half hour commute to work isn’t considered overly long by the standards of most American cities, Arneberg wasn’t looking forward to the 32-mile round-trip trek to his new workplace.

“I thought it was just going to be a curse to have a commute.” Arneberg said. “I thought it would be awful, but it’s turned out to be the best part of my day.”

    — “Chippewa Falls man enjoys benefits of 16-mile daily bicycle commute to Eau Claire job” Leader-Telegram.

Tom’s story is a great one, demonstrating once again how much a slight nudge in the right direction can sometimes be all it takes to change our lives.